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Winner announced for the first-ever Ashden Award for Cooling by Nature
Congratulations to Alcaldía de Medellín on being selected as the winner of the first-ever Ashden Award for Cooling by Nature, supported by K-CEP with Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL).
After enduring years of high crime and violence, the Colombian city of Medellín faces a new threat – rising urban temperatures, driven by climate change. The response of the city authorities (Alcaldía de Medellin) to this global problem brings people together, planting vegetation to create a better environment for everyone.

The Green Corridors project shades cyclists and pedestrians, cools built up areas and cleans the air along busy roads. The city’s botanical gardens train people from disadvantaged backgrounds to become city gardeners and planting technicians. Temperatures have fallen by two or three degrees Celsius in places, with bigger reductions expected in the future. Read more about the winner here.
The 2019 Ashden Awards Ceremony on July 3rd will be a flagship event during the London Climate Action Week. Find more information here
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